125 episodes

Join Ashleigh and Maggie every week for sweet treats of stories from the world of music. They cover anything from album reviews, to stories about the artists, to music news, and some fun general drunken banter. Expect to hear about artists of old and new, spanning many genres, all while drinking a variety of brews! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

Join Ashleigh and Maggie every week for sweet treats of stories from the world of music. They cover anything from album reviews, to stories about the artists, to music news, and some fun general drunken banter. Expect to hear about artists of old and new, spanning many genres, all while drinking a variety of brews! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Episode 120: The Specials - The 2 Tone Towers

    Episode 120: The Specials - The 2 Tone Towers

    Ska may not always get the respect it deserves, but this band sure should! The Specials are the originators of 2 Tone, a style of music that fused together Jamaican ska with punk and sprinkled in some new wave here and there. They changed the game and influenced the worlds of rock and pop to come after. This band not only revolutionized music, but they brought in topics that weren't normally discussed in popular music- racism, teenage pregnancy, economic disparity, and overall distaste with the establishment. It was everything the youth at the time wanted to hear and encouraged their peers to do the same. We talk about how they get together, how they've changed, and how they've (mostly) brought it back home. Hopefully this episode will leave you giving ska a little more respect than you may have had before. So pick it up!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 119: Fiona Apple - Fan Adjacent

    Episode 119: Fiona Apple - Fan Adjacent

    You may only remember Fiona Apple from her risque music video for Criminal back in the late 90's, but she is so much more. An artist who has taken her pain and displayed it for all the world to see and relate to. She learned early on that if you can't please everyone, then at least please yourself. But that doesn't mean she hasn't spent a great deal of time soul searching to get where she is today with her most recent release. We cover her tumultuous childhood into her music-laden teens when she became the star we know her as now. But let's take a minute to celebrate her and all the work she has done not only for women in music, but for women in life. That they are respected and believed in times of great struggle.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 118: System of a Down's Toxicity - Highwater JNCOs

    Episode 118: System of a Down's Toxicity - Highwater JNCOs

    Remember the early 2000s? Well you will after this episode. We talk about the nearly 20 year old sophomore release from one of the most eclectic metal bands to grace the airwaves- System of a Down. Toxicity brought SOAD to the masses at a time when we needed to hear some hard truths. These tracks cover the spectrum of hot political topics, the Armenian Genocide, how fake LA really is, Science vs Nature, and horse pilots. We get pretty drunk and pretty passionate about these songs, so buckle up for an extra long, extra spicy episode. And be on the lookout for our buddy, Rick Rubin.
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 117: Lemmy Kilmister - A Weird Game of Duck, Duck, Goose

    Episode 117: Lemmy Kilmister - A Weird Game of Duck, Duck, Goose

    A God of rock, this week we are talking about Motorhead cornerstone, Lemmy. Without this man, so many genres of rock would not exist as we know them today. With his unique bass technique, lyrics to scare your parents yet make you think, and a devil may care attitude, we will live on with his influence forever. We dive into his story, from childhood, to his first bands, to his epic life with Motorhead, all leading up to his tragic passing in 2015. This guy is a character with some crazy stories and potentially questionable taste in fashion and decorations. But at the end of the day, we respect this consummate bad ass of a guy.
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 116: Bjork's Post - All Lungs and a Swan Dress

    Episode 116: Bjork's Post - All Lungs and a Swan Dress

    Bjork had been making music for the majority of her life, but many would argue that it was her sophomore release that pushed her into the mainstream. Post saw Bjork truly breaking out of her shell, from the shy and polite girl of Debut, to the strong and unapologetic woman who would eventually become one of the biggest names in art pop. Here we see her getting more comfortable with production and collaborating with even more artists to make this one of the most unique album experiences of our time. Experimental, yet totally still accessible, Post brings to the table everything we love about this Icelandic singer for a perfect album for any audiophile.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 115: Lou Pearlman - You Never Forget Your First Blimp

    Episode 115: Lou Pearlman - You Never Forget Your First Blimp

    Buckle up for an episode about one of the worst people to ever step into the music business. Lou Pearlman created two of the biggest pop acts in recent memory- Backstreet Boys and N*Sync. But that doesn't make this guy a hero by any means. Not only did he use and manipulate these boy bands, but dozens of other boys and their families. And that's only from his music biz scams. He conned his acts out of millions of dollars and his gold star sociopathy made those around him think his actions were ok. Until they weren't. From even his childhood, Lou was showing red flags to the very few who were willing to put up with him. Hear this all too familiar tale, of a sad man who could only find joy in getting getting ahead, especially at the cost of others.
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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

DAT05 ,

Review, by a Dad..

I thought I would give this a listen.. It’s enjoyable and informative. Loved the Queen and Maiden . So I will have a Dad beer and keep listening 😉

pleeb ,

Binge Fn worthy

Binge worthy. The host do really good preparation and research and then tipsily talk through a variety of rock biographies. They are in their 30's but have wide taste in music and discuss everything from the Beatles to Weird Al to Norweigian death metal. They are professionally unprofessional. It sounds like they put a lot of prep and details in their episode, but at same time will be loose and let the spontaneity (and more than occassional "F-bomb") flow. Good fun. I especially enjoyed their epidodes on some of the metal artists, the "That's What I Call Music!" compilations, Wendy O Williams, and the Darkness. Only small criticism I would have is a wish that some music clips be incorporated into the show. (I get though how that might be a hassle.)

Oh, and their love craft beer is a bonus! I only wish I could find\drink some of the beers they have while listening to the show. Cheers A&M!

- a Rock and Roll Pleeb
P.S. I have mini crush on Ashleigh.

Mrs Gigglejuice ,

Thank you Pantheon!

This is my favorite of all the Pantheon podcasts. Maggie and Ashleigh are SOOOO funny and have such great energy. I wish more of the hosts on that platform drank beer like these two hilarious women instead of what appears to be a lot of gummy-chewing low octane dudes that drone on and on about the most mundane aspects of rock and roll. Like others have commented, I think I know a TON about certain bands but I still always learn a lot more when Rock Candy covers them.

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